Foreign workers in Slovakia seek the most economical accommodation

Most prefer accommodation close to their place of work.

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Foreigners coming to Slovakia to work for the manufacturing industry try to live as economically as possible. They often do not arrive with their families and only work for a short period of time.

“They live in various rooming houses, in former guest houses and similar properties where as many workers as possible can live for the cheapest,” Ján Palenčár, head of the National Association of Real Estate Agencies in Slovakia (NARKS), told the TASR newswire.

Workers try to find accommodation close to the city where they work. They can also rent accommodation due to laws permitting short-term rentals.

“The law gives preferential treatment to the flat’s owner which means that the flat’s owner does not have to fear that if they terminate the agreement with the tenant, the tenant will stay in the flat by using legal obstructions,” Pálenčár said, as quoted by TASR.

At the same time, the flat’s owners pay taxes to the state, he added.

The municipality, on whose territory the accommodation facility is located, adopts the regulation with which it sets the local tax for accommodation. In Bratislava, for example, the tax amounts to €1.70 a night per person in the facility.

Taxes depend on the number of nights people spend in the facility, TASR wrote.

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